Center Director Head Start

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/15/2016

Child Care Resource Center Chatsworth, CA

Chatsworth, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Posting

Center Director

Want to work for a non-profit agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success* If so, CCRC could be the right place for you!

You could play a key role leading the daily operations of one or two CCRC Head Start Center(s) by ensuring the school readiness our children and families and supporting our comprehensive services.

General Summary: Under the general direction of the School Readiness Manager and School Readiness Supervisor, the Center Director will manage, lead, and monitor the daily operations of the CCRC Head Start comprehensive program at assigned Center(s), in accordance with Head Start performance standards, amendments, Community Care Licensing Title 22 regulations, and CCRC policies and procedures.

Successful candidates will need the following:

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, or (related field) including a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; 6 units in Child Care Administration and 2 units in Adult Supervision strongly desired.

Become CLASS reliable within 6 months of hire, maintaining reliability and recertifying annually.

Two years direct supervisor experience with a Head Start program preferred.

Experience conducting the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for all assigned classrooms to ensure implementation of quality curriculum and child outcome standards preferred.

Hold a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Site Supervisor permit or higher.

Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.

Must have strong organizational and leadership skills.

Ability to exercise discretion and apply good judgment in making decisions, work independently and takes initiatives. Displays willingness to make effective decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment by supporting and explaining reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; and making timely decisions.

Demonstrate effective listening, verbal, written communication skills, and ability to work with the public.

Demonstrate ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers & supervisors; work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues & maintain a positive work ethic; complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments.

Have Intermediate level of knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).

Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.

Criminal Records (e.g. Live Scan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health and Tuberculosis (TB) test clearances required.

Respect each individual, child, and family.

Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in Spanish or Armenian preferred.

Valid California Driver s License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, and clean DMV record required.

Maintain composure under emergency situations and administer first aid for minor injuries and/or accidents.

You will have the opportunity to:

* Adhere to and meet deadlines for program services (education, health, mental health, nutrition, family engagement and disabilities) for all children at assigned center. Center Director and Area Managers partner to ensure provision of all Head Start services to enrolled children in a timely manner.

* Plan, develop, and implement center services, ensuring daily operations of the center from opening to closing. Organize, schedule, and plan for all center staff activities.

* Utilize CLASS as an ongoing monitoring tool for both adult-child interactions and professional development of staff.

* Directly supervise, evaluate, and assess staff assigned to the center including oversight for custodial services at Center(s). Provide leadership by example and exhibit qualities and skills of a leader. Mentor and train all staff in Agency selected curriculum, policies and procedures, documentation, and review of children files.

* Ensure adherence to Suspected Child Abuse reporting policies, procedures and documentation by all center staff. Complete Unusual Incident reports to Community Care Licensing.

* Conduct classroom observations and file reviews to ensure all program requirements are up to date and in good order. Ensure staff follows up and address areas that need attention.

* Ensure healthy and safe conditions of the center environment including office areas, classrooms, outdoor areas, and common areas for center staff and families.

* Plan, schedule, attend and participate in parent meetings, center staff meetings, case conferences, pre-service, in-service trainings, orientations, workshops, home visits, field trips, and seminars.

* Submit monthly reports of center s activities, budget for classroom supplies and needs, ensuring that reports required by the agency and funding source are accurate and timely.

* Support and maintain a system of confidentiality for children and families information, documents and files. Responsible for supervising and monitoring record keeping, accurate documentation and maintenance of individual records and reports related to all service areas of CCRC Head Start. Utilize ChildPlus to monitor center services.

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.